Since its inception in 2005, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) has funded 48 research studies. Forty were conducted by interdisciplinary teams of scholars from nursing and other disciplines to address the gaps in knowledge about the relationship between nursing and health care quality. The remaining eight funded studies, answered the call of the Future of Nursing National Research Agenda launched in 2011 to support research that would inform implementation of the recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
A part of our journey is now complete. The recent announcement of the final grantee team funded through the Future of Nursing National Research Agenda marks the closure of the INQRI program. RWJF will not be issuing any further calls for proposals or directly funding any additional INQRI proposals. There remains the possibility that other funding partners could support proposals “on the board” in further development of these ideas. RWJF will continue to support the site and facilitate conversations that may help to advance the science through December 31, 2014.
We are grateful to INQRI’s grantee teams and to each of you for your efforts to advance the science linking nursing to quality of health care in the U.S.
Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, Co-Director, INQRI
Mark Pauly, PhD, Co-Director, INQRI
Lori Melichar, PhD, MA, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation